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Alumni Events

Alumni of the Boston College School of Social Work are welcome to attend any events sponsored by the BCSSW Alumni Association or the Boston College Alumni Association. Each year the BCSSW Alumni Board offers opportunities to engage with other alumni, students and the school through activities like, networking nights, social activities, and Alumni Awards & Diversity Conference, mentoring program and mock interviewing. The BCSSW Alumni Board is always open to alumni suggestions for events and programs.

Visit the Boston College Alumni & Friends website for more information from the Boston College Alumni Association.

Upcoming Events

BCSSW Alumni Reception at the McMullen Museum
September 24, 2017
1:00–4:00 p.m. Reception
In recognition of Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month
Three exhibits to explore
3:00 guided tour of Esteban Lisa exhibit (optional)
Please RSVP  by September 15

Centre Street Food Service Event
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Centre Street Food Pantry, 11 Homer Street, Newton, MA​
Two volunteer timeslots: 10-12:00 or 11:30-1:30
Jobs will involve managing food supplies
For more information and to sign up, contact Kate Casey ’11

Career Networking for Alumni and Students 
Thursday, November 9, 2017
6:00–7:30 p.m.
Boston College, McGuinn Hall, Room 521
Free CEUs
Hosted by BC Social Work Alumni Association and Career Services, this fun annual event gives BC Social Work alumni and students a chance to explore careers and network with each other through informal conversation. Appetizers and beverages provided. Drop by for all or part of the evening.  
Last year over 35 alumni and 100 students attended.
Alumni: Please RSVP by October 27.
Parking available in the Beacon Street Garage. See parking rates and information.

Distinguished Alumni Awards and Diversity Event
Friday, January 26, 2018
4:00–7:30 p.m.
Boston College, Gasson 100


We invite all BC Social Work alumni to nominate an MSW or doctoral alum who has made a significant contribution to the profession of social work.

This year we will be presenting two awards:

1. Distinguished Alumni Award 

2. Distinguished Recent Graduate Award 

(for alumni who have graduated within the last 5–10 years)

Nomination Deadline: November 3, 2017, by 5:00 p.m.

Nomination for 2018 Distinguished Graduate Award  

Nomination for 2018 Distinguished Recent Graduate Award

NOTE: Current BC Social Work Alumni Association Board members and staff are not eligible to receive an award. Both the award winner and their nominator should be able to attend the Distinguished Alumni Awards and Diversity Event on January 26, 2018.

View videos of last year's alumni awardees. 

Recruitment Fair
March 16, 2018
11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Boston College, Murray Room, Yawkey Center

Mock Interviewing
March 21-23, 2018
A great opportunity for alumni to connect with current students and support them in their transition to work. Students sign up for time slots to be mock interviewed by alumni and staff volunteers. To sign up to be a mock interviewer, please contact Cindy Snell at